Since August 2017, targeted and deadly violence against Rohingya communities has forced more than 940,000 people, including more than 500,000 children, to flee for their lives. Essentially stateless, without legal rights and protection, Rohingya children and families are vulnerable to human trafficking, child labour, child marriage, gender-based violence, and other forms of exploitation and abuse.
Children and their families are at risk of disease from contaminated water, and lack of access to sanitation facilities.
Almost 1 million Rohingya refugees are fully reliant on food aid because they are not allowed to work and have no land to grow any food.
Refugee women and girls are at serious risk of gender-based violence. They don’t feel safe leaving their shelter and domestic violence rates have risen.
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